Gertrude DAVIES born c.1900 Shrewsbury daur. of Robert & Elizabeth

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Lyn Reid
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Many thanks for any ideas.

l can recall my Gran Gertrude DAVIES of Saint Chads area of Shrewsbury telling me she spent many years of her childhood in an orphanage .This l feel may of transpired to be the workhouse. She left there to go into service in 1914 aged 14 years .

l have checked the Shropshire BMD and found a possibility of her mother Elizabeth DAVIES death 1910 and her father Robert death 1914. Both are said to of died in Whitchurch. Shropshire. This does not quite correspond with Ancestry who have Elizabeth on the census for 1911.

l know the connotation of being in the workhouse and wondered how likely the family would be in Whitchurch and not at a workhouse on the other side of Shropshire where they always lived? Would they be accepted at a workhouse that was not in their immediate area?